The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: The last few years have seen significant increases in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be $55 for one or two birds, $75 for 3 or 4 birds, $100 for 5 or 6 birds, and $120 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box.
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Available Now! Young bird flying kits now available through the end of July. My young bird team is full and all additional young birds will be made available. They will be my choice from what's available at the time of your inquiry. No special strains/families, no color choices - just good quality racing pigeons. These birds are out of the same breeders that raised my own team. All birds will be accompanied by pedigrees, so you can make a decision whether to actually fly them or set them aside for breeeding in 2017. Kit prices include shipping, so the price you see is what you pay. (Birds listed below are old birds and shipping must be added to the prices listed for them.)
12-bird kit for $400
8-bird kit for $300
6-bird kit for $225
4-bird kit for $175
|2.||2014 blue bar hen, bred by long distance flyer Steve Jenkins ("Dixie-Buckeye"). This is a hen I purchased from Steve in late 2014, and she flew out to 300 miles as part of Steve's YB team. She is a Vandebele cross on her sire's side and straight MacAuley/Mayan Wegge on her dam's side. I bred from her in 2015 but did not keep any of the young sice I was not flying young birds due to my shoulder surgery. This is medium-size hen that is exactly what I would expect in a racing pigeon. Orange eye, silky plumage, feels great in the hand. Right now she is a bit heavy, but that is due to the fact that she has been in the hen pen since last summer and has been on a low protein winter mix. Once she is on a more balanced mix she will drop that weight and look and feel even better than she does now. I had planned to keep her, but with so many birds I just can't seem to fit her into my breeding plans for this year. Price: $100|
2015 almond hen, no. 5703, out of birds on my flying team. Her sire is 3026, a very nicely flecked 2013 cock that has flown twice from 100, twice from 120, and once from 180 miles. 3026 is a son of my foundation cock 6227, but will replace him in the breeding loft for 2016. Dam of 5703 is a blue bar hen 4814, whose mother is an AU Registered Champion and her sire is my "Y2K cock". She is a full sister to no. 8 listed below. Full pedigree. Price: $100
|4.||2015 almond cock, no. 5887, out of a pair of almonds on my flying team. Both parents flew twice from 100 miles and once from 120 as young birds in 2014 but were not flown as old birds since our old bird season, as well as young birds, was shut down early due to the avian influenza scare. Sire is a full sibling to a bird that was 5th place in the MVS auction race in 2013 and also a full brother to a club winner at 100 miles; G-Dam is a Huysken VanRiel hen from Lighthouse Loft on Long Island. Dam is a granddaughter of an AU Registered Champion. Please keep in mind that this is a young bird and the flecking increases with each moult. In order to obtain better gound color in his youngsters, mate to a dark T-pattern (called "velvet" by some folks) or a recessive red hen. Approximately 3/4 janssen and 1/4 HVR, this is the nestmate of no. 5886 above. Price: $100|
|5.||2014 blue bar hen, "One-Eyed Jill". She flew 100 twice and 120 once as a young bird, placing in the top ten percent on the 120. I'm not sure how it happened, but some time over the winter she injured her left eye and is now blind on that side, so I had to remove her from the flying team. Based on her pedigree I set her aside in 2015 as a breeder and was planning to use her again again this year. Her sire is a son of "Heisenberg", my best flyer over the last ten years, and her dam is an AU Elite Registered Champion. She is primarily Janssen on her sire's side and Flor Engels on dam's side. Here's a proven flyer with a performance pedigree. I would use her myself but I have pledged to reduce the number of breeders I keep, so I am offering her here at about a third of her true value. Price reduced: $50|
|6.||2014 "Cherry" (red phase recessive opal) cock no. 4962, checker carrying barless. Sire is an unflown full brother of "Snake River", a 200-mile winner. Mother is a barless blue hen that is a granddaughter of the imported hen recently sold on this site. This is a medium-size pigeon that feels great in the hand. Although a late hatch that has not been flown, he is down from flying stock and should make a great breeder for someone. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $75|
|7.||Late hatch 2015 indigo cock. Sire is a dominant opal check bred by Tim Ross of Flyhome Loft of Califormia. Dam is a "red splash" indigo hen recently sold on this site. Sire is unflown but his mother was flown out to 398 miles, placing 18th vs 292 birds @ 242 miles, and 20th vs 222 birds @ 359 miles. Dam has 3 of the CBS blacks in her pedigree as well as several flyers that were flown out to 350 miles. Price: $75|
|8.||Here's another 2015 almond cock no. 5878,also raised by my flying team, but with a totally different pedigree. His sire is 3026, a very nicely flecked 2013 cock that has flown twice from 100, twice from 120, and once from 180 miles. 3026 is a son of my foundation cock 6227, but will likely replace him in the breeding loft for 2016. Dam of 5878 is blue bar hen 4814, whose mother is an AU Registered Champion and her sire is my "Y2K cock". Please keep in mind that this is a young bird and the flecking increases with each moult. In order to obtain better gound color in his youngsters, mate to a dark T-pattern (called "velvet" by some folks) or a recessive red hen. Full pedigree. Price: $100|
|9.||2015 barless blue hen no. 5180. inbred to "The Iceman", an ash red barless cock that is a 300-mile winner and a foundation cock of my barless family. Sire of 5180 was bred for stock, but is out of a son of "The Iceman" who flew six races out to 255 miles, and a blue barless hen that is a granddaughter of "The Iceman", and who flew 2 races prior to being pulled for stock.. Dam of 5180 is a khaki barless who is out of a full brother to lot 1 above, and a yellow bar hen that is a granddaughter of "The Iceman". Full pedigree. Price reduced: $100|
Yellow HVR hen, no. 5044-15. Nice yellow hen combining the HVR families of Bill Vernay, Gary Bosong, Kirby Harrold, Leon Whitney, and Lou Coletta. She goes back to “Cinnamon” , one of Lou Coletta’s most famous HVR breeders on her father’s side, via a cock I purchased from Kirby Harrold. Her mother is a yellow bar our of a hen from Gary Bosong and is down from the old Whitney family of HVRs. 5044 also goes back to my own “The Iceman”, a 300-mile winner and foundation cock of my loft, on both sides. This is a fairly small pigeon bred from medium-sized birds , so you should find her useful if yours is one of those lofts in which the birds are just getting too big. Originally set aside for my own breeding program, I have reluctantly decided to offer her for sale due to my need to cut back on the number of breeders I keep. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $100.
|11.||2014 dilute dominant opal cock, This bird was also obtained over the summer from the same flyer who had to dispose of her entire loft due to health issues. I was not supplied with a complete pedigree, but was told that he is down from Ganus's "Phantom" and "Miss Dynomite" on his mother's side. His sire was bred by me, and is a recessive opal that is a full brother to "Snake River", a 200 mile winner. I can supply a pedigree for his father, but have nothing on paper from his mother's side. Although he is dominant opal, he also carries the gene for recessive opal, since that is what his sire is. This is a very nice small-to-medium cockbird that handles quite nicely. He was feeding young when this photo was taken, and that is evident in the photo. Priced to sell. Price: $50.|
|12.||2008 Dworek hen, no. 951. This has been one of my very consistent breeding hens, producing a race winner and several diploma winners as well as several futurity entries. Her grandchildren also did very well for me. Her sire was purchased directly from Rich Dworek via iPigeon, and her dam was bred by a very successful Midwestern flyer who has since retired from the sport. The dam goes back to bird purchased from Dworek back in the nineties. She raised four young in 2015, all of which were sent out to futurities, prior to me shutting them down early. Full pedigree. She is being offerred at a bargain price due to her somewhat advanced age. Price: $50|
|13.||This is not a white! It looks like a white, but it is an ash red brown qualmond barless cock, no. 3177. The qualmond is linked to brown. Sire is a brown Qualmond barless that goes back to the long distance browns of the late Bob Eaton and 969 Janssen on one side and “The Iceman”, a 300-mile winner on the other. Dam is a yellow check carrying barless that flew 125 miles and placed 10th out of 113 birds and 5 lofts prior to being stocked. She is basically Janssen/VanLoon, and her sire is a diploma winner. Full pedigree. Please note that this bird is currently feeding young and will not be available until late April. (We recently sold the full brother of this bird on this site.) Price reduced: $100|